Veritas NetBackup™ for Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator's Guide
- Introducing NetBackup for Exchange
- Installing NetBackup for Exchange
- Snapshot Client configuration and licensing requirements for Exchange snapshot backups
- Configuring Exchange client host properties
- Configuring the account for NetBackup Exchange operations
- Configuring the Exchange hosts
- Configuring Exchange Granular Recovery
- About Exchange backups and Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
- About installing and configuring Network File System (NFS) for Exchange Granular Recovery
- About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016
- About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows 2008 and 2008 R2
- Configuring Exchange backup policies (non-VMware)
- About configuring a backup policy for Exchange Server
- Adding schedules to a NetBackup for Exchange policy
- Adding backup selections to an Exchange policy
- About configuring snapshot backups of Exchange Server
- Configuring a snapshot policy for Exchange Server
- About configuring Instant Recovery backups of Exchange Server
- Configuring an Exchange snapshot policy with Instant Recovery
- Performing backups of Exchange Server, mailboxes, and public folders
- Performing restores of Exchange Server, mailboxes, and public folders
- About restoring Exchange snapshot backups
- About restoring individual Exchange mailbox and public folder items
- About redirecting a restore of Exchange mailbox or public folder objects to a different path
- Protecting Exchange Server data with VMware backups
- About protecting Exchange Server data with VMware backups
- About configuring a VMware backup that protects Exchange Server
- About configuring a VMware backup that protects Exchange Server, using Replication Director to manage snapshot replication
- Recovering an Exchange database to a repaired or an alternate Exchange server
- Troubleshooting backups and restores of Exchange Server
- About NetBackup for Exchange debug logging
- Viewing Event Viewer logs on an off-host Exchange server
- About NetBackup status reports
- Troubleshooting Exchange restore operations
- Troubleshooting DAG backups and restores
- Appendix A. NetBackup Legacy Network Service (Exchange 2010)
Performing user-directed snapshot backups of Exchange Server
To perform a user-directed snapshot backup, a policy must exist on the server that is configured for snapshot backups. This policy must also have a User schedule. Exchange users can back up a Database Availability Group (DAG), the Information Store, or a database.
Whenis enabled in the backup policy, you can later restore individual mailbox and public folder items from the backup.
To perform a user-directed snapshot backup of Exchange Server objects
- Mount any databases that you want to back up.
- Open the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface.
For a DAG, you must initiate the user backup operation from the node where the DAG virtual name is active (online).
- Click Actions > Specify Policy and Schedule.
- In the Backup Policy and Schedule box, type the name of the Snapshot Client policy.
- Click File > Select Files and Folders to Back Up.
- Select File > Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type.
- In the Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type dialog box, provide the following information:
The server you want to perform the backup.
If you are in a cluster environment, specify the name of the virtual Exchange Server or the DAG virtual name.
- In the All Folders pane, select the objects you want to back up.
For a DAG, you cannot select a specific server in the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface from which to perform the backup. If you want to use a specific server, specify it in the Preferred server list.
All databases in the DAG, regardless of what server they reside on, are displayed.
The following figure shows a backup of an Exchange 2010 DAG.
The following figure shows a backup of an Exchange 2010 standalone server.
- Click Actions > Backup.
- In the Backup Files dialog box, click Start Backup.
- To view the progress of the backup, click Yes.
If you do not want to view the progress of the backup, click No.
Table: Selecting Exchange database objects for user-directed backups
Objects to back up
All databases in the DAG
Exchange standalone server
Microsoft Information Store